Terra Bella Vineyard, currently planted to Syrah and Grenache, is located in the coastal mountains west of the city of Paso Robles. You will find it off Bear Valley Road, which is appropriate, not only because black bears used to roam the forests out there, but also because farming this vineyard is a “bear” due to its steep southwesterly slopes.
The quality of Terra Bella is rooted in the conditions of the Adelaida District, which include rocky limestone-rich soils and a moderate marine climate that promotes balanced ripening. The slopes ensure excellent drainage, which limits vine vigor. The clusters and grapes are always small, which translates to dark color and intense flavors.
|Vineyard Acreage:||44 acres|
|Major Soils:||Linne-Calodo complex
Nacimiento silty clay loam
|Vine Spacing:||8x5 ft, 9x5 ft and 10x4 ft|
|Trellis:||VSP (vertical shoot positioned)|